The upcoming Premier League season is just around the corner for Chelsea. Under a new regime led by Italian schemer Maurizio Sarri, the Blues’ preparations are well underway. The club hierarchy is keen to support the new manager with a fresh batch of recruits, yet the arrivals have been relatively slow, with Chelsea missing out on a couple of transfer targets, especially ones viewed to provide competition in the striker role for Alvaro Morata and co.
The Premier League confirmed that the transfer window, in line with its earlier finish this summer, will start six weeks before it usually does. Opening on Thursday at midnight, top-flight sides will be itching to get deals done before the beginning of the World Cup next month.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Chelsea to look inwardly in their search to find a striker to provide competition and support to first-choice forward Alvaro Morata.
Despite Chelsea’s slow start to the campaign, they had plenty first-team players on international duty as two more Blues confirmed their places at next year’s World Cup in Russia this week.